NBA Predictions: Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets – Preview, Analysis and more

The Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets tonight at the Staples center. Check out the preview, analysis and predictions of the match.

When: February 23rd, 2019 at 5:30 pm ET

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

Watch Live: ABC

Last time these two teams met at the Oracle Arena, we saw a thrilling encounter which went down to the wire.

It was the final second 3-pointer of James Harden that took the Rockets to a victory over the Warriors. Harden notched a triple-double with 44 points, ten boards, and 15 dimes along with Capela, who scored 29 points and 21 rebounds on the night.

For the Warriors,  it was a tough loss despite Curry’s 35 points and useful contributions from Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

Few Facts and Statistics:

  • Warriors Last 10: W-L 8-2
  • Rockets Last 10: W-L 5-5
  • Last Matchup on 3/1/2019: Warriors 134 – Rockets 135

Golden State Warriors:

The Warriors beat the Kings by 2 points in their first game after the All-Star break. Stephen Curry had 36 points, knocking down ten 3-pointers, whereas Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant had 18 and 28 points respectively.

The Warriors have been performing well, winning 17 of their last 19 games. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have been averaging 28.8 ppg and 27.6 ppg respectively for the season. Also, Draymond Green is averaging 7.5 assists and 7.3 boards per game.

Injury Report:

Shaun Livingston (personal) is questionable, and Jacob Evans (pelvis) is doubtful.

Houston Rockets:

The Rockets had a hard loss against the Lakers after the All-Star Break. James Harden scored 30 points alongside Chris Paul who flirted with a triple-double scoring 23 points, ten boards and nine dimes.

For the season, Houston is led by James Harden with 36.5 points and 7.7 assists per game and Clint Capela with 12.5 rebounds per game.

Injury Report:

James Harden (neck) is questionable and newly added Iman Shumpert (knee) is out for the Rockets.

Prediction Time:

The Warriors will be looking to avenge their previous two losses against the Rockets. They have been performing at an above-par level and are expected to blow past the Rockets tonight.

The Rockets, on the other hand, might miss Harden tonight. Moreover, they will be on the road tonight.

I am giving it to the Warriors tonight.

The Golden State Warriors to beat the Houston Rockets

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